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12 September 2017

Half-pipe dream: Meet the University's skateboarding students

Introducing Mikey Mendoza and Amar Hadid, recipients of an Australian-first scholarship for skateboarding at the University of Sydney.

12 September 2017

Standard care for breast cancer trials not always standard

New research has found that some breast cancer trials are failing to provide appropriate control group treatments, affecting the outcomes of these studies.

12 September 2017

The gift that will help treat a terrifying disease

Otto Appenzeller has gone from penniless migrant to respected neurologist. Now, he and his wife Judith are giving back, with a donation to support crucial research into Alzheimer's disease.

12 September 2017

Robotics professor unlearns what it means to be human

Engineering extraordinaire, Professor Salah Sukkarieh, tackles what it means to be human in the wake of artificial intelligence.

12 September 2017

Incredible gift means a cure is in sight

Most of us walk through life never having to think about the fact that we can see clearly. But for many Australians, loss of vision is a real problem - and it can be especially scary when it comes out of the blue.

12 September 2017

University of Sydney graduates again rated Australia's most employable

University of Sydney graduates have been named the most employable in Australia for the third year running and in the top 5 globally, according to the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

12 September 2017

Don’t believe the hype – science spin prevalent, researchers warn

More than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that results are viewed more favourably, a new University of Sydney study suggests. 

12 September 2017

Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding

Scientists have measured how a galaxy’s spin affects its shape - and found faster-spinning galaxies are flatter and rounder. The discovery was made sampling 845 galaxies and could help provide insights into a galaxy’s past.